Mozilla genindsætter kryptodonationer - Organisationen vil ikke acceptere proof-of-work kryptovalutaer

I den første uge af januar, softwarefællesskabet Mozilla afslørede, at det satte cryptocurrency-donationer på pause efter at have citeret miljøhensyn. 14 uger senere, Mozilla besluttede i sidste uge, at de vil acceptere kryptodonationer igen, but only from digital assets that leverage a proof-of-stake (Kosmos) consensus model.

Mozilla Plans to Accept PoS Crypto Assets Only, Executive Says PoW CryptosSignificantly Increase Our GHG Footprint

Den april 7, Mark Surman, the executive director at the Mozilla Foundation, published an opdatering about the software community pausing crypto donations. Surman said that it was after Mozilla released its climate commitments, and after Mozilla staff and supporters complained, that the foundation decided to pause crypto donations. Mozilla decided to review the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies more closely, and Surmans blog post reports back on the results of Mozillas review.

Starting today, we are updating our donation policy,” Surmans update explains. “Mozilla will no longer acceptproof-of-work’ kryptovalutaer, which are more energy-intensive. Mozilla will acceptproof-of-stake’ kryptovalutaer, which are less energy-intensive. Mozilla will develop and share a list of cryptocurrencies we accept by the end of Q2 2022,the Mozilla Foundation executive director added.

Surman detailed that the decision is mainly based on the organizations climate commitments that aim toexceed the net-zero emissions commitment of the Paris Climate Agreement.The Mozilla Foundation believes that proof-of-work (PoW) digital assetssignificantly increase our GHG footprint.By stopping the acceptance of PoW cryptos, Surman stressed that the decision remainsalignedwith Mozillas emissions commitment.

In our climate commitments, we also promised to help develop, design, and improve products from a sustainability perspective,” Mozilla’s executive director concluded. “We believe that Mozilla can play a positive role in the industry by encouraging those cryptocurrencies that we do accept to be transparent about their energy consumption patterns.

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